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regional airport in ukraine. the kiev writ is no longer running here and this is shortly it. rumors coming and going and so did the soldiers. maybe someone here they are trying to protect or keeping out. the airport security men coming out and not letting the soldiers inside and but they were coming and going throughout the vip area as if they owned the place. prorussian civilians here offering them cigarettes, also to furnish the media and trying to prevent the cameras from filming a shift change. no structure to them. if you ask them a question you may or may not get an answer. this maybe the new normal and this area almost all under the russian control. al jazeera in ukraine. >> we are also at the parliament, and we are hearing a line about flight from kiev to simferopol being turned away. >> the flights tonight were suspended and the air space was shutdown until tomorrow 18:30 local, that is 16:30 gmt. we don't have an official reason for that and we are assuming it is because of the tensions. there are appears that the armed men cause add lot of concern in kiev and certainly have stra
that sparked everything in the ukraine was the belief that kiev was looking towards the european union and people who are ethnic ukrainians were excited about that prospect. unfortunately yanukovych came in at the time and said no, we'll look east to moscow. that is what sparked the protest and ultimately his demise. kate t is right i things are perhaps primed to come into crimea and greeted by separatists, ethnic russians who always believed they are russia. as i said earlier there is banner hanging over the crime mean parliament building now, says crimea is russia. what does russia get out of this? they have the black sea naval fleet there. been there over 200 years, critical to the russian military but you know there was a comparison made earlier to the russians going into georgia to protect ethnic russians there. i think this is totally different story. this is much bigger country. much more divided country. i think if russia had any ideas of going in on a full-scale level i think it would just disintegrate into a very bitter civil war, probably not what they want. gerri: kt, to yo
and they are standing their ground. in kiev, ukraine temporary parliament asked the council to call a session and is summoning security chiefs over the crisis. as for the president, viktor yanukovych he says he is still president and in charge but speculation is increasing about his whereabouts and has been for days and looks like he is in the southern russian city near the border of ukraine and he says he will hold a news conference there in the next few hours. and our correspondence are covering all angles of the story and we are in crimea's capitol and in kiev where they are scrambling to try to contain the crisis and in russia where yanukovych is due to speak and first let's cross to the civilian airport and there are two and we are on the lien and who is in control of that airport, lawrence? >> yes, it's 12:00 noon here and for all intents and purposes in the terminal building you would think it is a completely normal day and going to istanbul and outside it's not normal because throughout the morning we have seen these large groups of green camp -- camafloge men coming out of the block
in ukraine and the protestors that you covered in kiev? >> i think there's a lot of smoke. no one is talking secession right now. they are calling for a referendum on may 25, the same day kiev wants to hold the presidential election on broadening their autonomy here. i asked crimeans what that means. they have their own parliament and prime minister. they would like more of the tax revenues to stay here and not go to kiev, have more control over their own destiny. they dismissed everybody appointed by kiev and appoint their own people, the new mayor is actually a russian citizen. the new leader here is actually russian, as well. i think we're going to see a lot more russian influence here. they're going to resist any direction from kiev. >> jennifer glasse, thank you very much. viktor yanukovych also calling those protestors who overthrew him fascists, denying allegations that he was the one who ordered police to shoot at them. nick, what has been the reaction from people still gathered in independence square? >> del, if you walk through that square and talk to people, they are not talking a
on someone's site supporting kiev ukraine. i'm pro russian groups. having classes as well as a protest here in the crimean capital city is running very high amongst those groups of crimea has been majority population of ethnic russians but also about a quarter of the population of the ukrainian and about twelve percent of ethnic talks up to their list of potential that for an exclusive mix of when. when these questions of bush also what the status of crimea will be up within ukraine and moves such as the interim president said russia not to also releasing its full sizzle pro russian forces whatever's happened today. it does not seem to seam to the us the government in kiev but the russians all the pro russian forces are abiding by those agreements. making the situation ever more sense to him and today that tom watson in the coaching from crimea. on the economists in the property of crimea is on the most intense that the docs seattle kitties and the rest of the crimean penny silat is the only ukrainian beach and then actually collections are in the majority. according to two thousand and one
the majority. it's the last great bastion of opposition to the new leadership in kiev ukraine's i suppress other for toys and a coke which has reportedly been given protection by moscow. that's according to a russian official cause of by a russian news agencies the fugitive leader up and the os for help from the kremlin. yanukovich was to hold a news conference late on friday in the southern russian city of mosul phone home. but russian president. whatever prisons spokesman said he had no information about getting coverage as reported on arrival in moscow. the us president is said to have been staying at this mosque is the story of which is run by the presidential administrations property department. he was first set up and staying at this mosque of a towel. democrat which is not wanted in ukraine on charges of mass murder. but the police shooting of demonstrators. groups of protesters have gathered in caracas. the stars of the week long carnival holiday. the ghanaians to a government crackdown on demonstrations and the release of those jailed in recent weeks. government opponents of been
are going to put it into the black scene or we are going to help the ukraines in kiev. a presence in the area will say you can't walk over a sovereign ukraine. >> this week they ordered more than 100,000 troops to test their combat readiness. >> if you took naked pictures of yourself using yahoo messenger the british government may have those photos. a british intelligence agency collected web canalling images for millions of users even if you weren't associated with a crime. a large chunk of them were sexually explicit. >> you can't wear t-shirts on cinco de mayo. the federal court ruled those students rights were not violated. after the case gains national attention two of the students involved wrote to "fox & friends" saying they did nothing wrong. >> we had to turn our t-shirts inside out and go back to class they thought it would be disrespectful to the flag. >> concerns of racial violence out weighs the students freedom of expression rights. >> a scamming scare hitting a major photo company. what you need to look out for>> this is a major scam alert if you get a call from a
is rebelling against the new leadership in kiev. the interior minister of ukraine accused the kremlin in moscow of directing armed units to occupy a regional airport. lawrence lee is at that airport for us to tell us what the situation is. >> as night falls here, the russian or pro russian forces who have been in control of the perimeter of these buildings for more than 12 hours now are absolutely still in control. they're very relaxed. there's no sense of tension here at all. in the last few hours, some have tried to suggest it is not pro russian forces who are in fact in charge of security here. i have to say that is either disingenuous or at worst a complete lie. for the whole time that we've been here, there's been absolutely no attempt by anybody to budge these people from their positions and what it appears to be is yet another expression of which the expense of which kiev is losing its grip on crimea. >> on thursday, people in the pro russian block in crimea have told us they would welcome russian troops. by first light on friday, it seems they may have got their wish. at the civilian ai
at it incredibly nervesly. the situation is still very volatile throughout ukraine as the new government feels its way. it's desperately trying to keep the country unified but sees events in crimea as a potential throat to that. >> for the moment, thanks. film friend live in kiev. we'll continue to monitor the situation in ukraine, and let you know of further developments. >> to venezuela, where anti-government protesters are calling for more demonstrations. on thursday security forces fired tear gas at crowds of demonstrators in caracas. thousands rallied in cities across venezuela, against the crackdown on the opposition. al jazeera's adam raney has the latest from caracas. >> venezuela's president was hoping that thursday, which kicked off a week-long holiday around the carnival, showing an easing of tensions between protesters and government forces didn't happen. we have several protests in the surrounding area, and protests in the south-west of the country on the border of columbia which is the epicentre of tense protests between people unhappy with the government, unhappy with rising inflati
they were not consulted really kind of marginalizes them and especially unhappy that kiev made a ukraine the ukraine the official language because people here speak russia. >> reporter: and jennifer class is there this morning and i want to go to phil who is joining us from moscow and phil after going into hiding former president victor yanukovich has suddenly emerged in russia and set to speak here if a couple hours, what has he been up to, do we know anything about his plans? >> well, thomas we know he expects to hold a press contrends and this will be his first appearance publically since he was ousted from kiev. we are being told it will happen in the town on don and not confirmed but that is the expectation and that is symbolically important because that is the capitol which basically run the ethnic group runs between russia and ukraine. there are an awful lot of contracts in the crimea in particular. this is a town that is very close to the ukrainian border and a similar botic gesture if indeed that is where he has the press conference and we know the former president victor yanuk
. and also a warning not to intervene in ukraine and the former president is hiding in russia. we will have more on today's developments in kiev. but first, lawrence lee is in crimea. >> there are attempts to turn the capital into a source of kiev but the reverse. the parliament building in the hands of heavily armed men protecting it from what they see as undemocratic forces. their support is not so many but eager to tell you they would like nothing more than russian tanks on the streets to protect them. >> american army was supported in different countries. today we support russian army because everyone of us has relatives in russia. >> the police line staffed by just a handful of uncertain looking men didn't look very impressive. the small group proves just how unimpressive it was. the point being that they wanted to tell the armed group in charge of parliament that they were with them and that they were in control. >> so it is pretty obvious who is in charge here. the police line simply melted away as these people obviously said they wanted to hold the protest right in front of the buil
chilcote, bloomberg, kiev. >> ryan is on the phone from kiev. ukraine is seeking international monitoring of events in crimea. lawmakers have approved a resolution to seek international monitoring as well. how likely is it that what is happening in crimea really does spin out of control? is a good question. all we can set this point is what is actually happening. this all started this morning when a second group of gunmen, or armed man if you will, appeared at the airport in a city in crimea. already another group of armed men inside the regional legislature there. areas unclear who these men . subsequently, we have heard from the country's president saying that there are russian troops moving around ukraine without coordination, without coordinating with the ukraine. as you say, asking for international assistance in monitoring events in crimea. there is speculation, and i underline the word speculation, that these troops are somehow related, or these armed men are somehow related to russia. as least as far -- at least as far as evidence, these are not russian troops. just as in the case
in defiance of kiev's interim leaders. mean while, ukraine's currency fell again. its value has plunged 20% so far this year. now, after appeals from kiev for financial help, an international monetary fund fact finding team is preparing to go to ukraine in the coming days. and just tonight, according to dow jones, the economic minister says there's no risk of imminent economic collapse. >>> heavy discounting during the holiday shopping season paid off for the gap. that's where we begin tonight's market focus. the clothing giant which operates gap, old navy and banana republic reported better than expected earnings after the closing bell, but revenues were a tad light. and the retailer's full year outlook was weaker than forecast. and that sent the stock lower initially. shares closed the regular session at $43.68. also reporting earnings after the bell tonight, decker, the maker of uggs boots posted better than expected earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter but said the current quarter would not meet current wall street projections. that sent shares lower initially after the closing bell
to the latest from crisis hit ukraine a group of heavily armed men have reportedly taking over two airports in the ukrainian region of crimea. kiev wrestling moscow for seven occupation of the progress or region despite the assurances of non interference from the crumbling of police reports. ukraine century minister arson have a comp has accused russia of an armed invasion denouncing the move as a violation of international agreements avid costs and the large force of arm and we cleaned our russian soldiers. i read it the saddest opal military airport in ukraine's region of crime euro on friday morning. the airport is located near russia's black sea fleet naval base eyewitnesses say the man dressed in full battle gear carrying assault rifles and russia flanks to control the airport backed by armored vehicles. the other main crimean airport in st de paul was also occupied on friday by armed men who also appear to be pro russia malaysia. he remains unclear whether the seizure is the initial stage of a larger military operation corporate simply this is all ukrainian forties from exerting great
that transpired in kiev he signaled that he did and he would like to if he could in ukraine, ask for the forgiveness of the people. the three faces of a man who is now in russia and spoken to vladimir putin by telephone but that he hadn't asked for any rgs assistance. as if he could, again, this is a man rather in denial that he is out of power. >> is that the sense there in ukraine that he has lost all legitimacy? you have been there on the ground now talking to people. what are they saying? who do they think their leader is? >> well, again, this is a split country. i think it's without question that he has certainly lost legitimacy in the west country, which is the major half if you like, revolutionaries are in power in kiev and he is out of the country. and swiss authorities are investigating him and his son for money laundering. so the chances really of viktor yanukovych coming back here are slim. so there is still a political crisis in ukraine. it is now centered here on crimea because this is the area that has traditionally been under russian influence and if you like, russ
back, cut the ukraine be on the verge of tearing itself apart? we will be on the ground in kiev. right here. "bloomberg surveillance" on bloomberg television, streaming live on your tablet, phone, and, and we will be back with frank keating, former governor of oklahoma and current president of the american bankers association. ♪ >> where did the month of february go? eventful in washington, foreign policy in geopolitics playing a debate inn a february washington. of course, a terrific budget report yesterday showing less of , giving pause as they awaken washington. coming up in the next hour, we are honored to bring you charles plosser, a controversial and very smart head of the philadelphia fed. guess, on hisr, i inflation worries but much more. charles plosser on the american labor economy. look for that in our 7:00 a.m. hour. this is "bloomberg surveillance ." we welcome all of you worldwide and particularly on the continent of europe. scarlet fu and adam johnson with us this morning. morning must-read right now. this is kind and lost in the shuffle of what is happen
with ukraine and the state is in the twenty fifth which is the same day. one of the new authorities in kiev are planning to hold nationwide presidential elections in fact it said the twenty oh seven local rights to hold any sort of referendums independently under new laws which have been passed easily in kiev and only time over and over the next year in the capital of the crimea. a group of unknown troll russian activists got inside the building of local parliament and raced the russian flag on top of that the foul weather didn't allow deputies to enter inside and are no reports of any sort of aggression from the noble soul several thousand people gathered outside the parliament is all a pro russian activists with russian flags and well the people that stay with their very concerned about the things that have been happening in kyiv especially about more and more nationalist coming to power there and they see that the law treaty to protect their national identity just explain the east and south east of ukraine where we are now is heavily populated by ethnic russians now although this is comi
key airports. ukraine's interior minister says it is a russian invasion and occupation. kiev will ask moscow to extradite viktor yanukovych. a major crackdown as police in europe and the u.s. carry
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. -- they do confirm this. do you regret ever conducting any of these talks on the inuation in ukraine and kiev particular? negotiationsficial with the representatives of the opposition. you know there were a lot of them. the goal was to end bloodshed and violence. they were not able to find peaceful soul illusions. -- peaceful solutions. itould like to reaffirm that is not acceptable for me to see alternative to a peaceful solution. this has been due to the actions of these people. never gave any orders to the police to open fire. without anyas weapons until the very last moment when they were under threat and people started shooting at them. according to the law, the police has the right to self-defense, especially when there have been massive acts of attacks to the police. regressive lead. remember 2004 we had a similar situation. 40,000 people came to the railroad station. they could have been a clash of bloodshed. i went to the railroad station. i stopped be people. i prevented bloodshed. i talked to those who brought them. i said they will never forgive if blood is spilled. >> please take
. >> still ahead, we continue to follow all of the developments coming out of ukraine and a report live from independence scare and kiev. >> facing an all american dilemma, caring for loved ones or putting them in a nursing home. al jazeera america gives you the total news experience anytime, anywhere. more on every screen. digital, mobile, social. visit follow @ajam on twitter. and like aljazeera america on facebook for more stories, more access, more conversations. so you don't just stay on top of the news, go deeper and get more perspectives on every issue. al jazeera america. consider this. the news of the day plus so much more. answers to the questions no one else will ask. >> it seems like they can't agree to anything in washington no matter what. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. returning to the top story and the crisis in ukraine, viktor yanukovich is calling the protests fascist. >> independentens square they are talking about the people that died. you hear the somber music of the funerals. 80 people died trying to fight the police that was ope
. gox stock withdrawals to prevent a panic. there is the same concern happening in ukraine. getting cash in kiev has become a challenge. the company is trying to raise $35 billion from foreign donors. it does not help that the country's coffers are empty according to the new premier. he says the former regime moved $70 billion into offshore accounts before fleeing. kovych is in moscow where he gave a news conference this morning. he says he is still president and the current parliament is legitimate. security is another issue in ukraine. pro-russian armed gunmen took over the airport on the peninsula of the southern tip of ukraine. we are looking into this issue. with a militia member working to keep order in a city largely abandoned official law-enforcement. >> is a 22-year-old college graduate who grew up 200 miles outside kiev in the largely pro-europe western union. he joined antigovernment protests that broke out last year manning the barricades with thousands of others. on one side? >> today, he is one of thousands of volunteer militia members tasked with keeping kiev safe. >> they
first public appearance since he fled kiev after security forces switched sides saying he was still alive, still ukraine's legitimate president and that he would fight for ukraine. he blames the violence on protestors that he calls pro facists. he says he does not recognize any of the new laws passed by the former opposition, now the parliament because he didn't sign them himself, including the new may 25th date for a national election. meanwhile, russian speaking gunmen seized two airports this morning. the main airport and a smaller military airport. officials now say that ukraine is in control of both airports. the government in kiev meanwhile called an emergency session of their own security counsel. some reports suggest that a statement of emergency could be declared. >> a former middle school student suing her own school district saying they knew a janitor was harassing children and they knew about it. she complained about andre edwards touching her inappropriately when she was a student in 2001. but no action was taken against the janitor. ten years later, police investigatin
passions the -- aspirations the government in kiev might have, the russians were here. >> ukraine is in the middle of a diplomatic proxy war between the west and russia. as of now we have a government in could ef that harbours -- could have a government that harbours the area. >> did the local pro-russian politician think the naval forces would leave them? >> it's impossible, and he's almost certainly right. >> is crimea on the brink of war or separation. it's hard to know if anyone is listening to what the leaders in kiev have to say. >> back in the united states a warning from the secretary of state, russia begins military exercises near ukraine's borders in a few hours. john kerry said it is no time to interfere, and adds he's assured by the russians this the manoeuvres were scheduled before the recent uprising. >> we believe that everybody needs to step back and avoid any kind of provocations. we want to see in the next days ahead, obviously, that the choices russia makes conform to the affirmation that we received today. >> as jennifer says, ousted president viktor yanukovych
to a certain extent to crimea and also into eastern ukraine, also russian-speaking and also very much focused onlooking east rather than the people here who are looking west. it's those people in kiev is worried about. more than secession, it's more keeping the country together. keeping cities across the east to face and confront all the challenges that it has. >> thank you, nick schifrin an m ukraine. this is inside story. >> welcome back to inside story. i'm ray suarez. the situation in ukraine remains tense tonight, and the focus is on what's happening in crimea. we just heard from president prt obama. here in washington, william palmarez for advance russian studies of the woodrow wilson center. he teaches russian law at georgetown, university. and from berlin senior program officer at the german marshal fund. william, what do you think the president was saying between the lines? >> i think he was trying to be as strong as he possibly could knowing a lot of cards are outside of his control right now. the issue is really what is the calculous that russian is taking? has it decided not to ta
are represented. >> stand by, diane. i want to go to kiev right now. ian lee is there. that's the capital of the ukraine. i sense there's a totally different attitude of the russian as opposed to what we're hearing in kiev, there's a difference attitude in crimea given the hostility, if you will, ian, to what russia is up to? >> reporter: well, that's right, wolf. as far as the officials here are concerned, they are saying that the russians have gone in militarily to the crimea to try to annex it. this is what we're hearing from officials here and the acting president, alexander has said not only have they gone in, they are trying to take over civil administration buildings as well as communication buildings they are saying that it's an invasion. the ukrainian government is saying that military intervention by the russians is taking place right now. they are saying at least 11 military helicopters have come in as well as roughly ten airplanes flying into the area. this all coming from the governor had the here. they see this as a somewhat of an invasion, although they are saying that they
're having an open channel with a transitional government in kiev about to address the issues and the ukraine and the longer term for what is to be done. clement foreign minister talked -- call. tall these are buttressed by the work that the diplomats are doing in cap to make sure that the temperature is kept as low as possible on this. there's a great risk of provocation going on right now, a lot of uncertainty. i've the feeling that the folks gathered in the situation room at the white house and the state department want to do everything they can to slow the frame rate on this, to make sure that nothing brash is done. >> isn't worth noting that crimea is an autonomous region of ukraine? much the same way that chechnya is an autonomous region as previously granted by the russian government? is that accurate? >> there are a series of agreements that are governing the status of crimea with relation to df. -- kiev. these are by the grading government, and the russian government. they have publicly stated that they will abide by these agreements. they have a military presence there at the port
of ukraine. >> philty nery joins us live, and the country is moving on without yanukovych. what is he saying? he wants to return to ukraine? >> reporter: he's very critical of those who are the sitting government in kiev. he even called them fascists. but it's not just those in kiev that he's critical of. he squared off against western powers and blamed them for this crisis. >> i fully take responsibility upon those who brought our country to this crisis. and i will say to this disaster, they are to blame for that. those who now are in power and those who in maidan. visible and invisible behind the scenes. also the west, the united states of america, who are patrons of maidan. >> reporter: now that falls in line from what we're hearing from the kremlin and moscow. those sources are saying what is happening in ukraine is nothing short of a coup d'etat. >> we're approaching a clear stand off here. maybe we can step back. let me ask you this, why is ukraine important to russia? and is ukraine important enough to west, including the united states, where we could actually see an escalation of the
in the ukraine. curiously, it's not in kiev. that is the scene in front of the parliament building in the ukrainian peninsula of crimea. overnight, 120 militants took over the parliament building and raise the russian flag. the group is allowing deputies to enter the legislature for a possible vote on the status of crimea. the peninsula is in the south of ukraine, population 1.9 million. grammy is part of the country, but governs itself as a semi autonomous state. it is also home to russia's black sea fleet. >> we are dedicated to the integrity of my country, and we will do everything we can, everything possible, and we will use all tools and legal means in order to civilize ukraine. >> that is the new prime minister. he wants $35 billion in aid. we caught up with him this morning. >> we will do everything not to default. we have enough resources and if we get financial support on the united states, the european union, the imf, we will do it. >> ok, $35 billion. the imf says it is ready to respond to ukraine's request. the u.s. thus far has pledged $1 billion in loan guarantees. $1
dissolution of all which is the relationship between russia and the ukraine. russian history begins in kiev, not moscow. >> why is that? >> long story, but they began in kiev and religion has its roots in kiev as well. certainly, vladimir putin was a state builder and someone who wants to reassert to some extent what he calls a eurasian union. >> of the eurasian union. >> belarus, central asia. at the core of that is russia-ukraine. yet within the ukraine, you have, until some days ago, yanukovych was loyal to moscow. you have the eastern part of the ukraine that speaks russian predominantly and leads towards moscow. there are all kinds of divisions here. what i would say is that yanukovych was awful. on the other hand, he was democratically elected. he was overthrown in the streets. he murdered dozens of his own people -- >> during the protests. >> absolutely. he was corrupt as corrupt could be. we are at a very familiar moment we have experienced over and over again, that excitement. it's that moment -- >> we think history is happening here. >> democratic institutions and the norms will t
of ukraine. and now tensions are again on the rise with the change of government in kiev. russia's fear of losing influence. the complex in crimea is like a microcosm of the one to stand off. and we have more on ukraine's economy coming up a little bit later in the show but first there was a lot of pomp and ceremony when german chancellor angela merkel visited london on thursday to address both houses of the british parliament and even had tea with a homer to lead out her vision for the european union and the importance of retaining the uk as an active member was a message that offered few of the concessions that david cameron was hoping for today this to say they can do business with each other prime minister david cameron is on famously called the old times but the jam and counselor. behind the smiles it's becoming clearer that the two have fundamentally different views of the future of the european union cameron wants change in europe the phone britain holds a referendum on eu membership plans are to the next election. under the one sitting. so the changes that britain will secede to
in the russian maneuvers the scenes the masses to ukraine's key leaders in kiev and the country supporting them the kremlin in response as their intended to daddy find treatment in this and nothing to do with the turmoil in neighboring ukraine the group would agree with cold on trips from the wisdom in which the district attachments in which the units have been deployed there. it would be good russia accuses the new ukraine leadership of failing to control how blind activist in the russian speaking cost of the country including the crimean peninsula western nations attending the kremlin. you know when to see a us exit to say john kerry wants russia to manage operations in ukraine would be a great use them as people of ukraine. ukraine looks west of the eu the european parliament improving visa free travel for citizens of neighboring moldova the former soviet republic it is pursuing the same association agreement brussels that ukraine's ousted president turned down it is. the british prime minister insists the uk can obtain the changes it wants to its eu membership status david cameron speaking
in kiev now are nationalists, extremists and fascist. he only left ukraine because he feared for the lives of his family. the outline of his escape from kiev and how he came to russia using an assortment of helicopters, plains and cars and pursued all the way. friends offered him help, and he took it. russia announcing earlier that they would protect him. he said he is still the elected president of the country. that would shoot the new government in kiev. they want the russians to extradite him for prosecution following accusations that yanukovych stole tens of billions of dollars and spirited it away in foreign banks accounts. they said they would investigate freezing assets. that will no doubt further aggravate yanukovych. >> i fully place responsibility upon those who brought our country to this crisis and this disaster. they are to blame for that, and those who now are in power, and those today command them in maidan, visible and invisible behind the scenes, and presented the west and united states of america who were patrons of maidan. >> reporter: they think that the events in the
taking decisions on takeoff of kiev in the lungs and ukraine's european allies were keen to make clear that they too were moment ringed russia's apparent saber rattling. will she be concerned by the situation in crimea every country should respect the territorial integrity of its overt it'll be great russia has made a commitment and support of russia keeps it well. lol will be watched in all seated next to him the german chancellor friend she had spoken with president cute in her short hair that he shares the same view is the west of the situation the ukraine. it's a set that any movement of russian troops into labor the border from the box seat bases. he coa minute read aggression the gm debate is expected to hold a news conference later this friday it will be the fist time he will be seen in . this was ousted last week was good to me. news just coming in of russian tribunal has ordered the house agrees to participate a statement at a premium on two counts as they come neil french prison for a spot along and has just arrived in the central african republic. his trip comes in the thr
is calling the shots in crimea? armed anything lisp that take control of two key airports. ukraine's interior minister says it is a russian invasion and occupation. kiev will ask moscow to extradite viktor yanukovych. a major crackdown as police in europe and the u.s. carry out simultaneous raids on criminal gangs. >>> a dazzling display of color in the night sky as the northern nights make a rare appearance across the uk. >>> and also aaron is here. how times have changed in india. >>> david, you know asia's third largest economy was once seen as a rising economic star with growth in double digits. india's economy has plummeted in recent years. we go to mumbai to see what can get india's star shining again. >>> welcome to the program. it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, 2:00 p.m. in the capital of ukraine's autonomous region of crimea. the question is this. who is taking control of that region? armed militia have moved into the civilian airport in simferopol. ukraine's interior minister says they are russian and this is an invasion. the government has called on the u.n. secu
departure of kiev just last week. just a few hours in a news conference across the border of ukraine, yanukovych insisted he did not flee and was forced from power by, quote, a punch of radicals. >> translator: the time has come for me to see if i plan to continue fighting for the future of ukraine against those whose fear and terror to be in control of the country. >> now another key point from this news conference, yanukovych said he would not ask russia for military assistance. he also said he's surprised by russian president vladimir putin's silence on ukraine so far, this as armed men have taken control of two airports of the russian-controlled area of ukraine and the tense situation there certainly continuing. nbc's bill neely joins us live from ukraine's kramia region. he would not offer assistance but is surprised at putin's silence, though. >> reporter: yes, i'm afraid it looks like victor yanukovych is a man in denial. this was his first news conference since fleeing ukraine, but he said he didn't really flee, he just left because his life was in some danger. he said he'd s
this is the knowledge that whatever aspirations the new government in kiev might have, the russians were in crimea a long time ago. >> it's becoming obvious that ukraine is in the middle of a diplomatic proxy war between the west and russia. as of right now there's a government in kiev harbouring aspirations for the country, one day, perhaps, to join the european union, but if that happens, it'll be a country with the russian fleet. >> did the russian propolitician think the forces leave them. it's impossible, he said, and he's almost certainly like. is crimea on the brink of war? it's hard to say. >> secretary of state john kerry has a message for russia as it begins military exercises near the border of ukraine. he says this is no time for russia to interfere. russia says the military exercises were scheduled in advance of upraises. he was assured by russian foreign minister that russia will report ukraine sovereignty. we believe that everybody needs to step back and avoid provocations, and we want to see in the next days ahead, obviously, that the choices russia makes conform to this arm nation
base. ukraine's future president is wanted back in key eve -- key eve -- kiev to answer charges. >> the acting president is calling on the u.n. security council to monitor the events. >>> security officials are trying to determine how someone possibly snuck a video camera into the supreme court. an advocacy group made what is believed to be the first videotape of the high court. activists are pushing for campaign finance reform in the video. one man stood up to voice his disapproval with the court's 2010 decision to loosen the restrictions on corporate campaign spending. legal analyst jeffrey tubin says security at the supreme court isn't exactly lax. >> i am baffled because i've been in the court many times and even the news media has to walk through metal detectors. we're not allowed to bring electronics in. everybody passes through those metal detectors. >> the man who smuggled the video camera into the supreme court is now facing federal charges. security officials say they are reviewing the video and the court's screening procedures. >>> further up pennsylvania avenue, pres
. there are three fronts. eastern ukraine heavily ethnic russian, kiev himself where he lost the game for now and the crimea where they have a naval base. i think that's where the action will be. if he decides to attach crimea, what is the west going to do? you mentioned correctly today what's going on. it's heavily ethnic russian. if he decides they're going to have a referendum which will say we're going away from ukraine, he's essentially telling the west, what are you going to do about it? we don't have counter pressure to bring to bear on that issue in that place. >> oii want to get to president barack obama 's red lines. my friend david, it's a huge mess. you call it hopeless but not serious. what do you mean by that? >> the market cap on the market exchange is smaller than the disney. it's a fifth the size of turkey. per capita income is little higher than egypt. miserably poor left over of soviet republic. they'll have a chaotic mess for a longtime. let me give you the words of the prime minister. we are a team of people with a suicide wish. welcome to [ bleep ]. to get $35 billion, t
russian troops are having exercises and we saw one inside of the ukraine yesterday with a number of armored carriers driving by. so a very nervous time here and concerned about what is happening at the capital, and what is happening in kiev is the coup and concerned about making ukrainian the official language here and most of them speaking russian here and they concerned about being suppressed and they want to protect their interests here. >> secretary of state john kerry speaking to his counter parts this morning. >> i talked with the foreign minister this morning and they are not intending to violate the sovereignty of the ukraine but people are feeling strong attachment to russia and i emphasized to him our desire to diffuse the tensions and work constructively to bring ukraine together and keep it, to keep the respect for its sovereignty and the territory integrity. >> meanwhile, in kiev the former president's speech mainly ignore and the focus on the funerals for those that died. >> at independence square they are talking about the feem that died because of him. they are h
. the only concern seems to be kiev's residence and banks. they are not allowing large withdrawals. >> i will ask you to stand by because we want to get a view on the crisis in the ukraine from washington. foreign-policy correspondent joins us now. there are financial stresses on the government in tf. it is the imf bailing them out? the agency has been burned twice in 2008 and 2010 by ukraine. >> the question. the imf chief has said that a team will be going from the imf to kiev to do some investigation about what is needed. the government has said first that it needs $35 billion for a two-year bailout. then they came back and more recently said we actually need $15 billion. they have asked them to not talk about figures because it's just confusing for everyone. that's not forget that all of this began with the russians back at the end of last year promising the ukrainian government the $15 billion bailout at that time. that was part of what ignited the protests. those democratic minded, liberal minded ukrainians who wanted more of an alliance with the eu and association that would've al
it wouldn't be in the rest of ukraine and especially in kiev. so there could be some fracturing here of the ukrainian state that we have known, but historically crimea has been part of russia and has been part of the soviet union obviously as was ukraine. so local politics there might be very different than politics in kiev or politics in washington or in moscow. >> right. >> aren't we -- eamon, i want to get your thoughts about this, a few chess moves ahead of needing to be concerned. we call putin unpredictable. it's not north korean levels of unpredictable. angela merkel reached out to him to make sure he's not going to make serious incursions and things will remain calm. it's not like russia is particularly isolated. very happy about having everybody over for dinner at the olympics recently. you'd have to see something -- a couple steps from here before you'd think, boy, this could get dangerous, right? >> well, it seems clear and especially as you talk about the olympics, jon, that putin is a guy who has a national greatness agenda for russia again. he wants russia very much to
a very important stake in what's going on in both countries. in ukraine and kiev we see people marching for freedom demanding the kinds of freedoms that we in the united states are used to. the freedoms that we hold so dear in our country. and we saw them initially being countered by brutal police attacks on them. but you know, mr. speaker, a right prevailed and the people in the streets won, and they clearly said that they don't want to have russian domination, but instead they want to look toward the west rather than look east. the european union has been for ating with ukraine some time, and their president now deposed said that he would rather work with russia and to the russian customs union, which is sort of, in my opinion, a rekindling of the old soviet union, and that angered many people in the ukraine and they took to the streets. i hope that the european union continues to make overcures -- overtures to ukraine. i think now is a very, very critical moment in that the united states has a role to play with our european allies to try to tell the people of ukraine that we would l
an occupation and earlier today ukraine's ousted president is expected to speak out from russia. clary a ward joins us by phone from kiev. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of confusion from crimea. this is a very fluid situation, but what we're hearing is that two airports have been taken over. the main airport, the civilian airport in the regional capital appears to have been taken over by unidentified masked gunmen. they're in the control tower. they're roaming around the terminal. they're patrolling the outside. they're wearing uniforms without any insignia and they refuse to talk to journalists on the ground there. there's not any idea who they are but there's a suspicion they're a pro-russian military team. in conjunction with that there are other reports that russian military personnel have blocked an airport in a different city in crimea. that airport is near a large russian naval base. russ russia's fleet is denying that they're blockading or seizing this military airport but they did concede they have stepped up measures with their anti-terror units to, quote, protect u
that storm in just a few moments. >>> ukraine's ousted president will go public today for the first time since fleeing kiev. viktor yanukovych is expected to hold a news conference in neighboring russia and just this past hour prosecutors in ukraine said they will seek his extradition to face charges of mass murder in connection with last week's violent clashes that left more than 80 people dead. overnight, dozens of armed men were seen entering the airport. the russian military is blocking another airport near the russian naval base, that's according to ukraine's new interior minister, who described it on facebook as a military invasion and occupation. russia says its military exercises on the ukrainian border are not a prelude to intervention. secretary of state john kerry says russia told the u.s. it will respect ukraine's sovereignty but tensions are heightened. the white house says vice president joe biden called ukraine's new prime minister pledging u.s. support after a new government was formed yesterday. >>> new help for u.s. military veterans is on hold today after it was blocke
chilcote. joining us from kiev. can we think about this is a country anymore? >> ukraine is an independent country with the new government in place. the new government -- its main it has been branded as a, cause a government. eventspolitical aspect, that we are seeing at the moment are serious. behind this is russia and .resident putin this is one of the biggest defeats on a foreign policy bid for president putin. i think we will see more disturbances coming from russia. ukraine became independent in 1991. it had the third largest nuclear arsenal in the whole world. it was bigger than china, u.k., and france combined. he gave it up voluntarily in exchange for assurances from united kingdom, the united states, and russia. it remains a sovereign state. i think the country, what will the u.s. andrimea, eu will need to monitor that closely. hard to going to be deal with that, given the agreement that was a made. maybe heant to secede, will recognize them, but you can see a split in this country. with peopleroblems trying to do business with them. them over the last 23 years, these issues have
today, the gunmen had extended their hold on the main airport, and ukraine's largest airline said airspace over crimea was now closed. in kiev, the new interior minister called it an armed invasion, and the acting president warned against outside interference. >> ( translated ): according to established agreements, we demand from all countries guarantees to confirm in practice actions to respect the independence, sovereignty and borders of ukraine and to refrain from using force against ukraine's territorial integrity or political independence. >> reporter: he later said russia was following the same strategy it used in the run-up to war with georgia in 2008; and he urged russian president vladimir putin to cease what he called provocations. but large-scale russian military maneuvers continued just across the border on russian soil. and a russian naval vessel took position at the entrance to a harbor that leads to sevastopol and the russian black sea fleet >> reporter: in washington, secretary of state kerry spoke with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov by phone. kerry said la
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